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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Imperial Stout
Tadcaster, England
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2464   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available filtered and pasteurised in clear glass bottles.
Rich, flavorful, deep chocolate color, scented and roasted barley nose. Complexity of malt, hops, alcohol and yeast.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle at home in London. Finally drinking this. Have had it for over a year. Pours thick brown with a dense, beige head. Looks great. Lots of lactic cocoa roast in the nose. Medium sweet flavor, moderate roasted malts, milk chocolate, coffee, slightly tangy dark malts. Medium to full bodied average carbonation. Mild warm finish, dark malts, slight dark berries, milk cocoa, juicy mocha, slight ash and tobacco. A very solid beer. Mine is rating 1987, the year of my birth...groovy.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (10396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2005
BOTTLE. DEEP BLACK COLOR WITH MEDIUM HEAD. COMPLEX AROMA WITH COFFEE AND GRAIN. GREAT BALANCE OF SWEET AND SOUR AND A COMPLEX LASTING FINISH. VERY DRINKABLE AND EXCELLANT COMBO WITH GREAT CIGAR.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2005
This is a good imperial, a typival 4 allrlound. Nice head and colour, wonderfull aroma and taste, more bitter than cold coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2008
Black with medium brown head. Aroma has roasted malt with smoked notes. Flavor is moderate sweet with smoked malt and liquerice. Ends mild bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 30, 2007
Bottle. Pitch black colour with a nice bubbly lasting head. Aroma of burned malts, chocolate and coffee with a hint of liquorice. Great mouthfeel. The flavour is somewhat bitter with sweet dark chocolate and coffee, fruitiness of raisins and plums. Long aftertaste of burned malts and bitter-sweet coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10186) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2006
Bottle. Black colour with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted chocolate and fruits. Flavour is roasted chocolate and malt.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maria (10119) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2007 Pitch black with a beautiful, creamy head. The mouthfeel is very oily and very nice. It’s a smooth stout and yet with a nice bite! It has notes of smoke, licorice, chocolate and a wonderful balance and harmony! Two of my favourite stouts are this one and Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madsberg (10107) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2002
UPDATED: APR 15, 2003 Dark dark colour. A chocolate white head, that last quite a bit. What a delicious aroma. Notes of cocoa and coffee. The flavour is brilliant. Again its coffee that comes to my mind, and some damned good one. As in good columbian coffee it has a pleasant touch of bitterness in the aftertaste. Its overall very well-balanced. This is absolutely a 'to drink again and again and again ...'-beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10044) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2004 Black, nice brownish head.Aroma from coffe and cocoa, sour but in a pleasant way. Flavor is bitter and from coffee, tar and cocoa. Great creamy palate and a hoppy, bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (9999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 9, 2011
Das Imperial Stout beginnt mit kurzem bitteren Ton, der schnell abflacht, zurück bleibt ein milder malziger, zunehmend kräftigerer Ton. Das intensive Röstmalzaroma bleibt bis zum Ende bestehen und steigert sich dabei noch etwas, wie das Bier auch insgesamt kräftiger wird. Im Mittelteil erscheint eine minimale Fruchtnote, die allerdings nicht sehr lange hält. Alkohol dagegen ist zu keinem Zeitpunkt auch nur ansatzweise zu erkennen. Nach und nach wird das Bier herber, eine bittere Note klingt an, agiert aber höchstens im Unterton. Angenehm malzig-herber Nachgeschmack. Nett! Test vom 22.10.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 10,11,11,12,10,11 - 11,00


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